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Dentists are doctors in charge of taking care of people’s teeth, gums, and supporting bones of the mouth.
Most dentist work as general practitioners in their own offices. Other dentists choose to specify in one of the eight fields of specialty. Some of these specialties include, becoming, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and endodontists.
The job of dentists is to clean patient’s teeth, examine their mouths for swelling, cavities, or infected gums. Orthodontists straighten teeth by using wires or braces. Oral surgeons operate on the mouth and jaws. Endodontists treat disease inside teeth. Some dentists specialize in teenage and child dentistry, while others specialize in the treatment of gums, or in replacing missing teeth.
To become a dentists one must study six to eight years after high school. Students must at least have a bachelor’s degree when beginning dental collage and at the end of their studies they can either earn a doctor of dental surgery degree, DDS, or a doctor of dental medicine degree DMD.
Dentistry is the form of medicine I am least interested in because it really only deals with one aspect of the person, their mouth. The form of dentistry I am most interested in is orthodontics because I find how braces work interesting, although I hate mine!
"Dentist Job Description, Career as a Dentist, Salary, Employment." State Univeristy.Com. State University, n.d. Web. 31 Dec. 2012.